Ludlow, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 21,103.
Population change since 2000: -0.5%
 
Males: 10,839  (51.4%)
Females: 10,264  (48.6%)
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01056.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $75,579 (it was $47,002 in 2000)
Ludlow:

$75,579
MA:

$94,488

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $35,280 (it was $20,105 in 2000)

Ludlow town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $308,648 (it was $124,400 in 2000)
Ludlow:

$308,648
MA:

$534,700

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $315,253; detached houses: $334,901; townhouses or other attached units: $238,289; in 2-unit structures: $223,248; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $195,645; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $166,405; mobile homes: $156,908
March 2022 cost of living index in Ludlow: 126.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Ludlow, MA (2010)
    • 18,96389.9%White alone
    • 1,1835.6%Hispanic
    • 4852.3%Black alone
    • 2351.1%Two or more races
    • 1700.8%Asian alone
    • 450.2%Other race alone
    • 140.07%American Indian alone
    • 80.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Ludlow detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Ludlow, Massachusetts as of April 16, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ludlow is 1,319 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Ludlow by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(4.4)
2
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.4)
7
(33.0)
6
(27.9)
2
(9.3)
8
(37.2)
2
(9.3)
2
(9.3)
5
(23.4)
3
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(14.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(30.6)
9
(42.6)
9
(42.4)
12
(56.3)
8
(37.7)
5
(23.2)
6
(27.9)
5
(23.3)
4
(18.6)
2
(9.3)
4
(18.7)
2
(9.4)
2
(9.4)
4
(19.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(48.1)
17
(80.6)
2
(9.4)
14
(65.7)
17
(80.1)
35
(162.6)
22
(102.3)
39
(181.5)
46
(213.7)
41
(189.9)
54
(252.4)
61
(288.1)
35
(164.2)
38
(181.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
63
(275.5)
66
(312.8)
76
(358.0)
115
(539.8)
78
(367.7)
65
(301.9)
51
(237.1)
65
(302.6)
44
(204.4)
47
(217.7)
37
(172.9)
29
(137.0)
19
(89.2)
23
(109.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
215
(940.1)
230
(1,090)
219
(1,031)
233
(1,094)
232
(1,094)
219
(1,017)
184
(855.4)
195
(907.7)
146
(678.2)
169
(782.8)
142
(663.7)
186
(878.6)
125
(586.5)
147
(701.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(83.1)
28
(132.7)
22
(103.6)
13
(61.0)
10
(47.1)
14
(65.0)
16
(74.4)
27
(125.7)
24
(111.5)
12
(55.6)
20
(93.5)
11
(52.0)
14
(65.7)
18
(85.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(4.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(14.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.3)
1
(4.6)
1
(4.6)
1
(4.7)
1
(4.7)
2
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index94.6112.689.2124.0127.0128.893.0149.9106.1108.4120.9120.770.696.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Ludlow, MA

Crime rate in Ludlow detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 48 (39 officers - 38 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Massachusetts average:

2.53
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Ancestries: Portuguese (21.2%), Polish (16.8%), French (14.5%), Irish (12.7%), Italian (9.1%), French Canadian (8.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1775

Land area: 27.1 square miles.

Population density: 777 people per square mile   (low).

Ludlow, Massachusetts map

3,116 residents are foreign born (12.9% Europe).

This town:

14.7%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Ludlow town:

1.5% ($1,814)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MA (5.8 miles , pop. 152,082).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (71.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (117.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Wilbraham, MA (1.7 miles ),
Three Rivers, MA (2.3 miles ),
Springfield, MA (2.4 miles ),
Chicopee, MA (2.5 miles ),
Granby, MA (2.5 miles ),
Bondsville, MA (2.6 miles ),
South Hadley, MA (2.7 miles ),
Palmer, MA (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.17 N, Longitude: 72.47 W

Area code: 413

Distribution of median household income in Ludlow, MA in 2022
Ludlow satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 22 buildings, average cost: $376,900
  • 2021: 32 buildings, average cost: $290,200
  • 2020: 28 buildings, average cost: $290,200
  • 2019: 33 buildings, average cost: $263,300
  • 2018: 24 buildings, average cost: $267,300
  • 2017: 29 buildings, average cost: $265,000
  • 2016: 40 buildings, average cost: $168,700
  • 2015: 32 buildings, average cost: $201,900
  • 2014: 26 buildings, average cost: $228,500
  • 2013: 30 buildings, average cost: $214,700
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $265,300
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $225,600
  • 2009: 30 buildings, average cost: $221,700
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $284,900
  • 2007: 50 buildings, average cost: $313,100
  • 2006: 53 buildings, average cost: $309,000
  • 2005: 57 buildings, average cost: $266,900
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2003: 68 buildings, average cost: $220,300
  • 2002: 59 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2001: 69 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2000: 51 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 1999: 68 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 1998: 101 buildings, average cost: $134,900
  • 1997: 56 buildings, average cost: $124,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Ludlow, MA residents
Average permit cost in Ludlow, MA
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.0%
Massachusetts:

3.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Ludlow, MA
Historical housing units in Ludlow, MA
Most common industries in Ludlow, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.4%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Educational services (13.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.9%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Ludlow, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)

Average climate in Ludlow, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ludlow, Massachusetts average temperatures Ludlow, Massachusetts average precipitation Ludlow, Massachusetts humidity Ludlow, Massachusetts wind speed Ludlow, Massachusetts snowfall Ludlow, Massachusetts sunshine Ludlow, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 71.5. This is about average.

City:

71.5
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2019 was 0.346. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.346
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 9.62. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.62
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 0.163. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.163
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 6.62. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.62
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Ludlow-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the Ludlow town center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 tornado 25.6 miles away from the town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ludlow-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 155.1 miles away from Ludlow center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 173.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 171.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 134.7 miles away from Ludlow center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 15.5 miles away from Ludlow center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hampden County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ludlow topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ludlow:

  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPTIAL OF WESTERN MA (14 CHESTNUT PLACE)
  • LUDLOW HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 14 CHESTNUT PLACE)
  • EXCEL HOME CARE SERVICES INC (185 WEST AVENUE, SUITE 103)

Heliports located in Ludlow:

Amtrak stations near Ludlow:

  • 8 miles: SPRINGFIELD (66 LYMAN ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: AMHERST (RAILROAD ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: WINDSOR LOCKS (S. MAIN ST. (RTE. 159)) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

College/University in Ludlow:

  • Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Ludlow (Full-time enrollment: 98; Location: 44 Sewall Street; Private, for-profit; Website: JolieAcademy.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ludlow:

  • Western New England University (about 5 miles; Springfield, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,477)
  • American International College (about 7 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 2,733)
  • Springfield College (about 7 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 3,144)
  • Springfield Technical Community College (about 8 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 4,750)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 8 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Holyoke Community College (about 10 miles; Holyoke, MA; FT enrollment: 4,911)
  • Bay Path College (about 11 miles; Longmeadow, MA; FT enrollment: 2,085)

Public high school in Ludlow:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ludlow:

Private elementary/middle school in Ludlow:

  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 270, Location: 217 HUBBARD ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Ludlow

Library in Ludlow:

  • HUBBARD MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $403,144; Location: 24 CENTER STREET; 50,957 books; 930 e-books; 3,792 audio materials; 5,036 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 92 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Ludlow has no local radio or television broadcast station.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ludlow: Westover Industrial Park (A), Ludlow Country Club (B), Ludlow Shopping Plaza (C), Ludlow Ambulance Service (D), Ludlow Fire Department (E), East Street Elementary School Library (F), Chapin Street Elementary School Library Media Center (G), Ludlow High School Library Media Center (H), Hubbard Memorial Library (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Ludlow Plaza Shopping Center (1), Meadowbrook Shopping Center (2), Ludlow Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ludlow include: United Church of Christ (A), Union Church of Christ (B), Saint Peter and Paul Ukranian Catholic Church (C), Saint Pauls United Methodist Church (D), Saint Marys Church (E), Our Lady of Fatima Church (F), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (G), First Church in Ludlow (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ludlow Center Cemetery (1), Island Pond Cemetery (2), Munsing Street Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Chopin Pond (A), Gamache Pond (B), Wood Pond (C), Second Pond (D), Pickerel Pond (E), Murphy Pond (F), Minechoag Pond (G), Lyons Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Broad Brook (A), Harris Brook (B), Higher Brook (C), Roaring Brook (D), Minechoag Brook (E), Muddy Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ludlow include: Ludlow Center Historic District (1), Red Bridge State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: LUPA Game Farm Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 68 Nash Hill Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites (321 Center Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Edmund Skellings - Poet, Jay Willis - Soccer player, Nicole Fiorentino - Bass guitarist, Elisha K. Root - Inventor, John F. Thompson - Politician, Mike Lima - Soccer player, Scott Rettew - Ice hockey player.

Hampden County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ludlow and their reported violations in the past:

CEDARWOOD APARTMENTS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-24-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from AUG-17-2012 to SEP-24-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from JUL-11-2012 to SEP-24-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

68.9%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.2%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.4%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.2%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Ludlow in 2010:

  • 1,069 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 159 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
1,660 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
45 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with most branches in Ludlow (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Ludlow Branch at 549 Center Street, branch established on 1997/09/03; Ludlow Branch at 52 East Street, branch established on 1977/08/27. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Ludlow Downtown at 33 Center Street, branch established on 1888/02/18; Center Street Branch at 645 Center Street, branch established on 1971/06/07. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Country Bank for Savings: Ludlow Branch at 425 Center Street, branch established on 2002/01/22. Info updated 2006/09/29: Bank assets: $1,431.1 mil, Deposits: $953.8 mil, headquarters in Ware, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • United Bank: Ludlow Branch at 528 Center Street, branch established on 2002/10/07. Info updated 2012/01/20: Bank assets: $1,617.9 mil, Deposits: $1,235.2 mil, headquarters in West Springfield, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices
  • Admirals Bank: E. Street Branch at 40 East Street, branch established on 2004/02/17. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $518.7 mil, Deposits: $462.0 mil, headquarters in Cranston, RI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices
  • Chicopee Savings Bank: Ludlow Branch at 477 Center Street, branch established on 2002/11/12. Info updated 2012/04/03: Bank assets: $615.4 mil, Deposits: $459.7 mil, headquarters in Chicopee, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Chicopee Bancorp, Inc.
  • Berkshire Bank: Ludlow Branch at 431 Center Street, branch established on 1998/02/23. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $3,955.6 mil, Deposits: $3,176.2 mil, headquarters in Pittsfield, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 64 total offices
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Ludlow Branch at 314 Center Street, branch established on 1998/05/11. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Ludlow Branch at 64 Cherry Street, branch established on 1987/01/12. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Ludlow:

Marital status in Ludlow, MA
  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

For population 25 years and over in Ludlow:

  • High school or higher: 75.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.8
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ludlow, MA (based on Hampden County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic223,68565
Mainline Protestant21,96288
Evangelical Protestant19,438114
Other9,14031
Orthodox3,40610
Black Protestant2,49116
None183,368-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 90
Hampden County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Hampden County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 86
Here:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
This county:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 335
Hampden County:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hampden County:

9.2%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Hampden County:

25.9%
State:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

3.64% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($58,474 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.64%
Massachusetts average:

6.35%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($105 average AGI)
Hampden County:

0.02%
Massachusetts average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Hampshire County, MA  0.72% ($54,302 average AGI)
from Hartford County, CT  0.35% ($72,714)
from Worcester County, MA  0.30% ($56,804)


4.26% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($66,146 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.26%
Massachusetts average:

7.18%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($223 average AGI)
Hampden County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Hampshire County, MA  0.62% ($60,970 average AGI)
to Hartford County, CT  0.61% ($61,947)
to Worcester County, MA  0.24% ($51,216)
Businesses in Ludlow, MA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1H&R Block1
Blockbuster1McDonald's2
Burger King1SAS Shoes1
CVS1Subway1
Comfort Inn1Taco Bell1
Dunkin Donuts1UPS2
FedEx3Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ludlow:

  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSPR (1270 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ANTONIO F. AND HELENA R. GOIS, TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETY)
  • WHNP (1600 AM; 2 kW; EAST LONGMEADOW, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WPNI (1430 AM; 5 kW; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARE, MA; Owner: SUCCESS SIGNAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ludlow:

  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WPKX (97.9 FM; ENFIELD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCCH (103.5 FM; HOLYOKE, MA; Owner: HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WMAS-FM (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: LAPPIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLZX (99.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWUH (91.3 FM; WEST HARTFORD, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD)
  • WCCC-FM (106.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTCC (90.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SPRINGFIELD TECH. COMM. COLLEGE)
  • WEIB (106.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: CUTTING EDGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Ludlow:

  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WWLP (Channel 22; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • W67DF (Channel 67; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGBY-TV (Channel 57; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WGGB-TV (Channel 40; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGGB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WDMR-LP (Channel 65; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ZGS HARTFORD, INC.)
  • W12CL (Channel 12; GRANBY, CT; Owner: SALVATORE MINNITI)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Ludlow fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 387ft / 118mTotal length
  • $98,988,000Total costs
  • 703,270Total average daily traffic
  • 71,942Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Ludlow, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 181950-1959
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ludlow, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ludlow)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Ludlow, MA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ludlow)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 19CC, N19CC, N-19CC, Serial Number: 27-7405329, Year manufactured: 1974, Certificate Issue Date: 06/13/2019
    Registrant (LLC): Connecticut Valley Aviation LLC, 539 Chapin St, Ludlow, MA 01056
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA 46-350P (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TIO-540-AE2A (350 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 350CS, N350CS, N-350CS, Serial Number: 4636654, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 04/15/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 04/27/2017
    Registrant (Corporation): Meredith Springfield Associates Inc, 321 Moody St, Ludlow, MA 01056
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 5425K, N5425K, N-5425K, Serial Number: 17274106, Certificate Issue Date: 03/12/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Stephen M Hayden, 539 Chapin St, Ludlow, MA 01056
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/23/1970
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 8848G, N8848G, N-8848G, Serial Number: 15066988, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 07/19/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 08/30/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Stephen M Hayden, 539 Chapin St, Ludlow, MA 01056
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 36124, N36124, N-36124, Serial Number: 3091, Year manufactured: 1941, Certificate Issue Date: 09/24/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Richard F Hagberg, 456 Holyoke St, Ludlow, MA 01056
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/16/2018
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2706L, N2706L, N-2706L, Serial Number: 17255906, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 04/21/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 06/19/2001
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Stephen M Hayden, 539 Chapin St, Ludlow, MA 01056, Other Owners: Scott Mitchell, John Loughrey
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/23/2017

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 71. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 100 took place in 2002, and the least - 57 in 2014. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Ludlow, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (52.7%), and Outside Fires (28.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ludlow, MA
    • 63852.7%Structure Fires
    • 34428.4%Outside Fires
    • 19516.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 332.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ludlow, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ludlow, MA
  • 51.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 33.4%Utility gas
  • 9.2%Electricity
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ludlow, MA
  • 45.1%Utility gas
  • 29.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.7%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel


Ludlow compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Ludlow on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: u. s. postal service (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: u. s. postal service (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 1,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: metal workers and plastic workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other production occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: metal workers and plastic workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: machinery (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 (01056) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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